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Unusual, 3.4" Triassic Ammonite (Ceratites) - Germany
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This is an unusual, Middle Triassic ammonite (Ceratites praenodosus) from Germany. It's very 3D and has been nicely prepared. The base of the limestone has been cut flat so that it displays well without the need for a display stand.
Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.